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Dinner Party help!!!!

Posted by Hammer6306, Jul 14, 2011.

Hello All, i'm glad to see that there is a resource available like this one. I am in a bit of a pickle, but i'm sure that this place will be able to help me out. I'm having a dinner party this weekend and was needing some wine pairing help. The menu is as follows:

Appetizer: Brie & Peach bruschetta

First Course: Cold Peach & Basil Soup

Main Course: Roasted Cornish Hen w/ Peach, Honey, and Mango sauce, Parm Risotto, Steam Broccoli w/ cheddar sauce.

Dessert: Lemon Cheese Cake

I would really like to know what your suggestions are for each course. Thanks in advance for your help on this matter. I would like to stay under the $17.00 dollar range per bottle. 

         

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Reply by Tendstore, Jul 14, 2011.

I have a little electronic wine.. Well to be honest I can't remember what it is called. Anyway it tells about aging of wines and food pairings with all different meats and desserts and such. If I can remember I will bring it to work with me tomorrow and give you any little bit of help that I can. But you know, if it where me, I would buy some different types of wines and let the guest choose what they prefer. Off the top of my head, the only thing I can tell you from doing a little reading and my own experience is that Moscato is good with fruit. But hey that's just me. Good luck, Tony

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

On a bit of a peach tear, it would seem.

If you want to go with a single wine the only easily sourceable one that pops to mind for all those courses is a riesling. Preferably a Kabinett or even a Spatlese from the Rhein, Mosel or Nahe in Germany, and with a hint of sweetness to it.

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Reply by Wykd Imp, Jul 14, 2011.

I'd try a Moscato d'Asti (Vietti, Saracco, Chiarlo) or the Uvaggio Vermentino (Lodi) with the app.I f you can find it, the Germano Ettore 'Herzu' Dry Riesling from Piedmont, Italy for the soup. The main course would be great with a dry Moscato Giallo (Vignalta makes a nice one) or a Grenache Blanc from Spain or Portugal. Have fun!

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jul 14, 2011.

Lots of Kabinetts available if you know where to look, and you can get good prices on them, plus they can be low-alcohol. I'm not thrilled with the Kabinett with the broccoli with cheddar sauce, but I'm not sure what works with that and with the peach theme. 

So why all the peaches?

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Reply by Stephen Harvey, Jul 14, 2011.

Here something a little different to spark some discussion

Bruschetta - Sauterne

Soup - Prosecco or gewurstraminer

Main - Chablis style Chardonnay or Rhone White marsanne/rousanne

Dessert - riesling dry to go with tartness of lemon

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Reply by dmcker, Jul 14, 2011.

If two bottles I'll go with a prosecco or champagne or good CA sparkling for the first two courses but think that sauce for the main will hammer a chard. A Portuguese or Spanish white is the only white alternative to a riesling in my mind. I want to reach for a rose/rosado, either from the Mediterranean or California but I can't think of a specific label that would match up to all that fruit. For dessert I'd go for a marsala or sweet sherry before a dry riesling....

 

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Reply by Tendstore, Jul 15, 2011.

Maybe a chardonnay with the hen? Or a shiraz? 

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Reply by juRRasic, Aug 15, 2011.

You definitely have a white wine/rose menu.  Maybe a white bordeaux for the main course?  If you want a Steele zin is yummy - red but not too rich.


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